I found a good doctor in my area! I'm giving Savella a try. Today is two weeks in to the medication. Started on 12.5. Now on 50mg twice a day. So far so good. The Pros continue and the Cons are improving.
Energy! Less pain! Less fog! Better outlook on life!
First week, excessive sweating, soaked hair in the evenings. A little itchiness of hands and wrists.
I will update weekly.
Was at my doc's this week. She said to make a paste of Epsom salts and water, put it on your sore muscle and put a warm towel over it. This will draw the toxins out of the muscle and make it feel better. In general, make sure to drink plenty of water to flush the toxins out of your body!
I haven't tried it yet, but if anyone does, let me know please!
New here and waking up an old thread...i have been on savella for about 4 years now, 100 mg 1xday. I was taking 2xday but the evening dose would keep me awake. Also take lyrica, and the combo has been really, really good for me, until early this year. I went to ER with what I thought was pneumonia, ended up admitted for a week with congestive heart failure and tachycardia, believed to have been triggered by earlier bronchitis and virus. My team of docs have been scratching their heads (only 42 years old) and I'm [thisclose] to having a permanent defibrillator implanted. Then I randomly saw somewhere that increased heart rate and bp are side effects of savella... 😯
We're tapering me off, my pain level is going up and i never realized how much of an anti depressive benefit I was getting, I cry at the drop of a hat right now, but my heart rate IS coming down, and MAYBE my heart valves will recover, and I guess it's hard too say with 100% certainty that the drug was the cause, but I would advise anyone considering it to do your due diligence and make a very well informed decision.
Pardon my rambling, hopefully it's helpful for someone.
Be well everyone!
I'm slowly getting my endurance back. The reality is, my 80 year old father has more stamina than I do!!
I need to exercise more. Right now, house work and walking is my only form of exercise. I'm feeling so much better on Savella 50mg twice a day/Tramadol 50mg twice a day/Gabapentin 300mg twice a day. This combo seems to help me get through the day. I still have pain but it is more stiffness and aches plus the knots in my back, neck and shoulders can limit my movement. Hope you are feeling relief.
I'm glad it is working out so far, I am lactose intolerant so the sweating is nothing I guess I would rather be hot than in pain to the degree I was. Savella isn't perfect but for me I can live with the cons which are as you listed I'm up to full dosage of 100 twice a day and I can say that the cons are very noticeable for the first week or so then it calms down hope that's the case for you too.